Losing or adding customs?

Christmas is always complicated for us, immigrants. It doesn’t matter our religion, beliefs or customs; winter break is always a great excuse for gathering with our friends and family, eating delicious food and giving and receiving gifts. Therefore, Christmas is a great example and a huge test for any immigrant. Every culture and family has its own customs; but, unfortunately, when people leave their hometown … Continue reading Losing or adding customs?

Disposable Culture

Wanting or needing something?… Easy: grab it, use it and throw it away. That’s what we’ve been told to do. We follow that process with our Starbucks coffee, our shampoo bottle or even worse, with people. Fortunately, everybody is now talking about the damage disposables cause to the environment. We already know that plastics are coming back to our food… It sounds like a very … Continue reading Disposable Culture

@WEtheMEXyCANS

[English follows, in blue] Mexicanos viviendo en Canadá somos muchos. He buscado cantidades oficiales pero eso de los censos es una broma, lo más actual que encontré fueron cifras del 2017, eso sí, provistas por el organismo gubernamental que hace las cuentas, Statistics Canada. En ese momento había cerca de 500,000 habitantes de origen latino en el país, de ellos más de 80,000 eran mexicanos. … Continue reading @WEtheMEXyCANS

S1·Ep9: Consider this before you go shopping

Nowadays is hard to find someone who doesn’t feel certain “pleasure” in shopping for clothes; it could be a new pair of jeans, a t-shirt, shoes, a purse or whatever… it’s a feeling we developed since we were little. Somehow it’s an addiction, and it doesn’t matter if you want to recover from it or not (no one is going to judge you for it!). … Continue reading S1·Ep9: Consider this before you go shopping

One year later…

A year ago I was full of dreams and fears. My husband, Mr. A, who jumped into this adventure since day one, was carrying with me our four suitcases and two backpacks… nothing else. All I had was a date to start school, the money we brought from Mexico after selling every single thing of our house, and (thank God) a great stress reliever and support: … Continue reading One year later…

The Endless Game of Stereotyping

Toronto is well known for being one of the most multicultural cities in the world. According to the BBC, 51% of the population is from approximately 200 countries. Once you get here, it’s easy to think that what you see on people is an accurate image of their culture; but, most of the time, it’s not. As Mexican, I’ve heard what they say about us … Continue reading The Endless Game of Stereotyping